Cats Involved in Animal Cruelty Case Available for Adoption
Animal Care and Control offering discounted adoption fees to find animals homes
Contact: Brooke Taylor
On September 23, 2010, Deborah Allen was sentenced after being convicted of 32 counts of animal cruelty. Her sentence included forfeiture of all animals in her possession.
Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) took in 20 cats last Saturday in addition to the animals that have been cared for at AACCC during the criminal proceedings. Some of the animals are now available for public adoption. In an effort to find homes for the large number of cats involved in this case, AACCC will offer discounted adoptions for these animals. Rabies and vaccination fees are waived, making the cost of adopting a spayed or neutered cat $27 and $107 for an unsterilized cat (with $80 refunded upon proof of sterilization).
Due to the environment these animals have been taken from, potential adopters need to realize some of the animals may have special needs that could require additional veterinary care and financial commitments. They may also have symptoms that could be contagious to cats already owned by adopters, such as upper respiratory infections.
Potential adopters will be able to meet the cats available between the hours of 12:00pm to 4:00pm, this Saturday, October 9, 2010. Interested adopters that cannot come in at this time, should call AACCC to set up an appointment outside these hours.
“We are hoping there are some special adopters out there willing to take in a cat that has endured a lot, but still has plenty to offer. They may have special needs, but that doesn’t make them any less special!” states AACCC Kennel Manager Sue Mayo.
AACCC expects to take in an additional 30 cats from a second property belonging to Allen later this month.
Note to media: Video of these cats can be viewed at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf7hoQc2W_4.
For more information on adopting a cat that was affected by this cruelty case, please contact Anchorage Animal Care and Control at 343-8138. Adoption information for animals at the Center is also available online at www.muni.org/animal.